Hidamari Sketch anime gets a 4th season in which nothing happens cutely. Hidamari Sketch SP is slated for fall.
Nozomi/RightStuf announces the third and final Revolutionary Girl Utena Box set pre-orders and the nifty Rose Seal Ring extra. For a limited time, while supplies last, folks who order all three of the box sets will get a replica of Utena’s ring. I’m still weak at the knees that they managed to get us the ring!
Aniplex debuts the Puella Magi Madoka Magica trailer, subtitled. I like the focus on sweet, and the complete obfuscation of the entire story. This will be the anime equivalent of a 2’x4′ to the back of the head for some, I imagine.
Arca Jeth was first with the news that Sentai Filmworks has announced that they have licensed Project ICE. The DVD will come with a dub. Excuse me while I giggle at the idea of sitting through this anime again. Hee-hee. ^_^;
Brand new YNN Correspondent Tomo K. wanted to share the news that Takemiya Jin-sensei has a new doujinshi for Comiket, starring Satomi from Kila Kila. When the doujinshi series is reprinted, Comic Zin will be running it. Great news for all Takemiya fans.
Canadian Border / Manga Case
I mentioned last week that I was going to flog this issue for the next few weeks, so here we go!
I wrote a guest post for the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund on the Issue: This Is Not A Pipe
Okazu Superhero Bruce McF wrote a fantastic piece for Daily Kos about the issue: Civil Rights and Comics Books: What’s on YOUR Laptop?
If you decide to write a piece exhorting your friends, fans, readers to support CBLDF, send me the link!
If you’re in Tokyo between now and the 28th of August, you can visit the Yuru Yuri-themed cafe in Akihabara. I’m not sure if I’m relieved that it will close before I get to Tokyo. ^_^;
LGBT comics consortium Prism Comics announces that the deadline for their Queer Press Grant is September 1, 2011. Get your submissions in to be eligible. And, if you like the idea of LGBT comics, consider donating to the grant itself and support independent LGBT artists.
Hot Topic, home of ripping off pop culture and fine art to sell to mall-goers at premium prices, has announced that they will have a Sailor Moon costume for Halloween this year. Check out the video at ANN for a nasty-feeling cosplay party filmed by creepy guys ad a grainy screenshot of what looks like a cheaply made Sailor Moon costume. ^_^;;
That’s a wrap for this week.
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